…These visual tokens puncture the gaslighting; they make the film a spy thriller, not a tragedy. They’re onscreen manifestations of Dame May Whitty, who plays the vanished lady. Though her screen time’s limited, Whitty is an absolute sunbeam. She radiates kindness in her giddy smiles as well as when her face knits with concern. She’s the kind of person you remember long after she’s out of sight.
February 09, 2017